August 4, 2020
From The Pastor
Thank you for allowing Janice and me to be away for a few days’ vacation time. Times of refreshing are important, but we missed being here with you! I also want to thank Robin Martin and Austin Mason for filling in for me in the pulpit. Both did amazing jobs!

Just in case you miss the announcement elsewhere, please note that the early service will move back to 8:30am this coming Sunday. We have some of our adult Sunday School classes who have begun to meet for Sunday School, and the youth will begin to meet for Sunday School this coming Sunday. The 8:30 and 11:00 schedule will give them more time to get to and from. Please note that not all adult classes are meeting (You can check with the church office if you are not sure whether your class is meeting.). Also, the preschool and children classes are not meeting.

Dr. Jamie Dew, the new president of the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, will be our guest speaker on Sunday, August 16th. I am excited he was able to fit us into his schedule, and for those able to attend, let’s pack the house (in a COVID-era manner of speaking)!

I will begin a new sermon series this Sunday on Being the Church. I mentioned recently that with livestream services, there has never been an easier time to “go” to church. But, with the challenges of COVID-19 restrictions, there has never been a harder time to “be” the church. The COVID pandemic has altered people’s lives in many unforeseen ways that include church ministry. However, nowhere does the Bible make exceptions for believers “being” the church. Please plan to join us as God’s word refreshes our understanding of what it means to be the body of Christ!

Again, I want to encourage you to attend services on campus here at RPBC. But, for those who are in the high-risk category for COVID-19, those who must care for someone who is high-risk, those not feeling well or who have cold/flu – like symptoms, and those who are quarantined, please join us for worship via livestream at 11:00am each Sunday. Praise God for the technology that makes this possible!

He Walks with Me and Talks with Me, and Tells Me I Am His Own!
Wednesday, August 5 @ 5:00 pm
FINANCE Committee

Sunday, August 9 @ 6:00 pm

Wednesday, August 12 @ 6:00 pm

Sunday @ 11:00 am

Wednesday @ 6:00 pm
Prayer Meeting

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Wed. Aug. 5, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Wed. Aug. 12, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

If there are no designated areas, prayer walkers will walk on sidewalks and paved parking areas only, progressing around the school where possible. There should not be any type of placards or signs, simply walking and praying.

We feel our schools to be of the utmost importance, and those who serve our
children worthy of our prayers.
Are you over 55+ and receiving 
our monthly newsletter Senior Life?

Senior life is mailed directly to your home and contains news, devotionals, hymn stories, secret recipes, humor, crossword puzzles, word searches, and more!

If you are not receiving it and would like to, text Bro. Brad 731-695-8298 or email brad@rpbc.us.

Currently - compiling list of eligible men for nomination. If you wish to be removed from the upcoming list please contact the church office by Tuesday, September 8.

Sept. 13 - List of men will be presented at Deacon Meeting for approval.
Sept. 20 - Deacon Nomination List will be available to congregation for prayer.
Oct. 4 - Congregation will Vote.
Honor and Memorialize
a Pearl River County Veteran!

The Picayune veteran’s memorial, located next to City Hall on Goodyear Boulevard, includes brick pavers; each engraved with a veteran’s name, branch of service, rank, and/or dates of service. The first bricks were laid in 1990 at a formal ceremony. This is a fitting and permanent way to honor those who have served our country in one of the branches of the Armed Forces. I was so honored by a church member who purchased a brick for me. Bricks are still available for only $50 per brick. If you would like to honor a veteran in your family, or perhaps a veteran in our church who has been an inspiration to you, please contact City Hall at (601) 798-9770 or James Fleming at (866) 499-1907.

Bro. Dan

Schedule Changes with Covid Restrictions:

8:30 am - Seniors 60+
(Doors will open at 8:30 am)
11 am - All Ages
(Nursery available for Birth - 4 years,
Doors open at 10:30 am, Live

Please help us adhere to some new changes as we come together for Worship.
  • We encourage face mask
  • Enter Sanctuary from Front Entrance
  • Handicap Entrance Location: south side foyer near welcome center
  • Only Sanctuary Restrooms will be open
  • Keep Social Distance (Every other pew will be available and roped off)
  • Tithe/Visitor card boxes will be available and located at three exits points
  • We will be cleaning between both morning services (Trash cans will be available at exit points)

CHURCH OFFICE: Staff has returned to the office but we are temporarily closed to the public. We are available for our church members but we ask that you please contact the church office prior to entering building.

All Committees may resume meeting as needed.

  • Must meet in Fellowship Hall as to adhere to social distancing rules.
  • Contact the church office to schedule meetings ahead of time. This is to assure we do not double book and have time to clean between meetings.

Church Volunteer Teams:
Security Teams and Ushers will be needed during our worship services. Bro. Brad will be contacting our weekly teams for verification.

August 9
Session 10

Explore the Bible:
Accepting Discipline
Proverbs 29:1-3, 12-20

Bible Studies for Life:
Why Do I Need The Church?:
We Support One Another
Ephesians 4:1-7

We are adding to our
Audio/Visual Team!

If you would be interested in training to become a part of our team please contact Bro. Brad at 731-695-8298.

Youth Girls Bible Study
Thursdays from 6:15 - 7:15 pm
in Youth Department
Led by Jillian Nicholson (Summer Intern)
Tuesdays from 7:45 - 9:00 pm
at the Mason Home
(Includes 2020 Graduates)
Sunday School lessons will be available in a “Take Home” packet that you can get at our church service.

Lessons are also still available online at LIFEWAY for those not attending worship.
5:00 pm Hang time
(Snack Bar Open)
6:00 pm Worship


No matter how big or small your purchase from Claiborne Hill, your receipt can help us raise funds. This will be a year round fundraiser so remember to save your receipts. Special drop box located in Sanctuary lobby or church office.
A copy of the monthly Financial Report for JULY will be available in the church office upon request.
Workers Needed for Mowing & Weed Eating the Following Dates:

Aug. 7-8, 21-22
Oct. 2-3, 16-17, 30-31

Gas provided or refueled. Please call
601-798-2372 to participate.
Take some time to
come together in prayer
Daily at 3:00 pm

1)     Pray for our President and other
leaders in the U.S. and around the
world that the LORD will give them
the wisdom to deal with this crisis
2)     Pray that the virus can be quickly
limited and contained
3)     Pray that human life will be spared
4)     Pray that the Lord will use this
crisis to soften hearts to the gospel
5) Pray that this will help spark a
spiritual revival
Dan Young
Senior Pastor
Brad Replogle
Assoc. Pastor / Music
Austin Mason
Youth / Education Pastor
Ceasar Argueta
Spanish Pastor
Jennifer Drennan
Financial Secretary
Nadia Young
Education Secretary